Anusha D Souza, Babu D, Gireesh GR
Ms. Anusha D Souza1*, Mr. Babu D2, Mr Gireesh GR3
1M.Sc Nursing Student, Medical Surgical Nursing Department, Yenepoya Nursing College Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2Head of the Department, Medical Surgical nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
3Associate Professor, Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya University Yenepoya Nursing College Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Volume - 4,
Issue - 4,
Year - 2014
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, and the seventh overall, with an estimated 528,000 new cases in 2012. The most important risk factor for cervical cancer is infection with a virus known as Human Papilloma Virus. A study to assess the level of risk of cervical cancer among 100 women in Ullal community area, Mangalore with the objectives to assess the level risk of cervical cancer among women and to find the association between risk factor of cervical cancer and selected demographic variables of women. A modified cervical cancer risk assessment questionnaire was used. Results showed that 65(65%) women were at moderate level of risk of cervical cancer and 31(31%) at severe level and 4(4%) were at mild level of risk. there was a significant association found between education and age of the women at marriage(8.279), age at first child birth(14.949), number of children(30.451), regular menstruation (15.932), perineal hygiene practice(11.931) at p<0.05.Association was also found between occupation of the women and number of children (20.813),regular menstruation(11.794), practice of perineal hygiene (5.725), gynecological consultation (4.071) at p<0.05.The findings of the study helps the investigator to identify the risk factors of cervical cancer.
Cite this article:
Anusha D Souza, Babu D, Gireesh GR. Assess Level of Risk of Cervical Cancer among Women in selected Community Area, Mangalore. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 4(4): Oct.- Dec., 2014; Page 461-468.